1). Sir Alex Ferguson Will Insult More Than 3 Referees.
It happens every year. This is a lock. Nothing left to say
2). There Won’t Be A Game With 10 Goals or More
Tottenham’s 9-1 beat-down of Wigan Athletic was a real rarity. Nobody has the heart to beat a team that badly again or just simply give up. Unless you combine the ruthlessness of Chelsea and the hopelessness of Blackpool. A sleeper that I may be wrong on this bet.
3). Jack Rodwell Will Become A Great Player
He has loads of potential already and has looked terrific in preseason. At 19, Rodwell has a chance to become one of the most sought after transfers and an England international by the end of the season.
4). Fernando Torres will appear less than 25 times, yet score at least 15 times
The knee really seems to be an issue for the struggling Spanish International. He still will have a major impact on the time, but his time will be limited, despite Liverpool’s best efforts to wheelchair him out onto the field.
5). Theo Walcott will finally be revealed as only really fast, not really good
Speed is an essential part of the Premier League game. However, it can only get you so far, despite popular belief. Walcott may be the fastest player in the league, but he also has shown repeatedly he cannot be a reliable starter. It’s a make or break year for the 20-year old and I say he flounders, again.
6). Ryan Giggs Will Continue To Be Amazing
He’s only 36. At this rate, he’s got till 40. A true legend for Manchester United.
7). Arsene Wenger Will Field a Team of School Children in a Cup Game
Arsenal’s over-reliance on young talent will reach an all time low when in a 3rd round FA Cup game, Wenger opts to field a team consisting of players no older than the age of 17, all from Arsenal’s youth academy.
8). Blackpool Will Be Relegated
After shockingly qualifying for the playoff rounds of the Championship League, finishing in 6th, Blackpool amazingly upset Nottingham Forest and Cardiff City to earn a place in the top 20 of English football. They didn’t deserve it. It was a fluke. Don’t bother getting to know the player’s names. They’ll all be gone in a year. Don’t Worry.
9). Manchester City will be linked with every top player
When you have billions of dollars to spend, you might as well spend it. Expect every top striker or attack-minded player in the world to be linked with a move to City.
10). The Top Three Will Be Exactly the Same, In That Order
Chelsea will win the league, Manchester United will be runners-up, and Arsenal will take 3rd. Don’t expect any new club to crack the top three this upcoming season. Manchester City have an outside shot at it, with the addition of Yaya Toure, David Silva, and Jerome Boateng to an already solid lineup.
Chris Behrens works for SoccerPro.com has written for a variety of soccer sites.
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